Last night I was up all night. I had to go work today. The reason I was up its because I had a dream that I was working in a psych hospital and this ghost patient was chasing me.....
Before I went to bed I was reading all the posting about ghost stories in allnurses.com.....man I was soooooo tired all day....I was so happy when my 12 hrs shift was over...lol
Have you guys ever dreamt about your work in your sleep?? I would love to hear it from you....
Nov 27, '07
I had recently spent 20 hours (over two 10 hour shifts) standing over the crib of a child who had a trach in that was 11mm too short. The surgeon insisted that he would change it monday morning and with diligent care we should be able to keep that trach in until then. I spent every minute possible manipulating the vent tubing with each toss and turn. I guess I really got into the "mother hen" phase because when I went to bed that morning I kept trying to fall asleep.
Just as I reached the floating feeling and sleep was near I would hear the normal noises of the vent and reassured myself that everything was okay and I could sleep.
But as soon as I actually drfited off I heard the alarms of the vent and the accompanying whistle of disconnected vent tubing/ dislodged trach! I'd sit up in a hurry and look for my patient!
This cycle repeated from 8am - 2pm! I was so frustrated!
Last edit by Valanda on Nov 27, '07
: Reason: clarity